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Is the Glidecam Gold worth the price?


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#1 frank liu

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:45 AM

I already have a Steadicam, but I was wondering if the Glidecam Gold is worth the price tag. Seems expensive like a Steadicam heavy duty rig...
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#2 Stefano Ben

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:38 AM

Never tried it, but I heard good words about it! Expecially for the Gold arm!
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#3 Jay Kim

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

I have a original Gold sled (1.5" post with 3 Anton Bauer battery option) and a Gold arm. It was a really good value at the time I bought it and it is still one of the best professional systems in the mid-priced range (less than $30,000). I saw their new sled with 2" post and all HD-SDI wiring at NAB this year which added much better rigidity than the 1.5" post when I test it. They also had a new prototype X-45 arm which can carry more weight than a Gold arm .
They haven't update their website for a long time for GC Gold products so you won't get much information from there. I know they will be at Cinegear so try it yourself if you can make it.

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